Top ChoiceStadium in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Fenway Park

Home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway Park is the oldest operating baseball park in the country. As such, the park has many quirks that make for a unique experience. See them all on a ballpark tour, or...

Top ChoiceUniversity in Cambridge

Harvard University

Harvard University

America's oldest college, Harvard University was founded in 1636 and remains one of the country's most prestigious universities. Alumni of the original Ivy League school include eight US presidents, and dozens of...

Top ChoiceArea in Cambridge

Harvard Yard

Harvard University was originally founded here in 1636, and Harvard Yard remains the historic and geographic heart of the university campus. Flanked by its oldest buildings, the yard's main entrance at Johnston...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Museum of Fine Arts

Founded in 1876, the Museum of Fine Arts is Boston's foremost art museum. The museum covers all parts of the globe and all eras, from the ancient world to contemporary times. The collections are strong in Asian...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Seaport District & South Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art

Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston has become a focal point for contemporary art in the 21st century, with the Institute of Contemporary Art leading the way. The building is a work of art in itself: a glass structure cantilevered over a...

Top ChoiceLibrary in Back Bay

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library

Founded in 1852, the esteemed Boston Public Library lends credence to Boston’s reputation as the 'Athens of America.' The old McKim building is notable for its magnificent facade and exquisite interior art. Pick...

Top ChoiceMuseum in West End & North End

Museum of Science

Museum of Science

This educational playground has more than 600 interactive exhibits. Favorites include the world’s largest lightning-bolt generator, a full-scale space capsule, a world population meter and an impressive dinosaur...

Top ChoiceUniversity in Cambridge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a different perspective on academia. MIT has a proud history of pushing the boundaries, from its innovative architecture and oddball art to its cutting-edge...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Once home to Isabella Stewart Gardner, this splendid palazzo now houses her exquisite collection of art. The museum includes thousands of artistic objects, especially Italian Renaissance and Dutch Golden Age...

Top ChoiceMonument in Charlestown

Bunker Hill Monument

This 220ft granite obelisk monument commemorates the turning-point battle that was fought on the surrounding hillside on June 17, 1775. Ultimately, the Redcoats prevailed, but the victory was bittersweet, as they...

Top ChoiceGardens in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Public Garden

Public Garden

Adjoining Boston Common, the Public Garden is a 24-acre botanical oasis of Victorian flower beds, verdant grass and weeping willow trees shading a tranquil lagoon. The old-fashioned pedal-powered Swan Boats have...

Top ChoicePark in Back Bay

Charles River Esplanade

Charles River Esplanade

The southern bank of the Charles River Basin is an enticing urban escape, with grassy knolls and cooling waterways, all designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. It stretches almost 3 miles along the Boston shore of the...

Top ChoiceCemetery in Cambridge

Mt Auburn Cemetery

This delightful spot at the end of Brattle St is worth the 30-minute walk west from Harvard Square. Developed in 1831, it was the first 'garden cemetery' in the USA. Maps pinpoint the rare botanical specimens and...

Top ChoiceShip in Charlestown

USS Constitution

USS Constitution

‘Her sides are made of iron!’ cried a crewman upon watching a shot bounce off the thick oak hull of the USS Constitution during the War of 1812. This bit of irony earned the legendary ship its nickname. Indeed,...

Top ChoiceChurch in Back Bay

Trinity Church

Trinity Church

A masterpiece of American architecture, Trinity Church is the country's ultimate example of Richardsonian Romanesque. The granite exterior, with a massive portico and side cloister, uses sandstone in colorful...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Downtown & Waterfront

Old State House

Dating from 1713, the Old State House is Boston’s oldest surviving public building, where the Massachusetts Assembly used to debate the issues of the day before the Revolution. The building is best known for its...

Top ChoicePublic Art in South End & Chinatown

Underground at Ink Block

What used to be an abandoned parking lot beneath the interstate is now an 8-acre playground and art space. The main draw is the fantastic mural project, which turned 150,000 sq ft of concrete wall space into a...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Cambridge

Harvard Art Museums

The 2014 renovation and expansion of Harvard's art museums allowed the university's massive 250,000-piece collection to come together under one very stylish roof, designed by architect extraordinaire Renzo Piano....

Top ChoiceChurch in West End & North End

Old North Church

Old North Church

Longfellow’s poem 'Paul Revere’s Ride' has immortalized this graceful church. It was here, on the night of April 18, 1775, that the sexton hung two lanterns from the steeple as a signal that the British would...

Top ChoicePark in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Boston Common

Boston Common

America's oldest public park, Boston Common has a long and storied history, serving as a campground for British troops during the Revolutionary War and as green grass for cattle grazing until the 1830s. Nowadays,...